It's good to have a Who's Who character witness list on your side. Mr. Pang probably thought he had this thing beat with Hector Noyola, Carlos "CY" Benavides, and Mario Castillo (I don't know who he is) backing him up. Alas, the local luminaries proved inadequate. Jerry Pang got two years instead of deferred adjudication.
It probably had something to do with this:
Thompson inquired about whether the three men were aware of Pang's alleged employment of undocumented workers from 1988 to 2010, involvement in a Mexican cockfighting ring called "El Dragon," alleged ties in illegal gambling in 2008, 2010 and 2011, and his alleged possession of blank Webb County food handler certificates.Oops. To be fair, who isn't in possession of blank Webb County food handler certificates? I use 'em at job interviews all the time.